Goofy Polls

So you know how people who are bored make up silly polls to put on Facebook? And they you’re supposed to copy the questions and answer them for yourself and post them? And then your friends are supposed to copy them and erase your answers and put their own answers on and then re-post them?

Here is the Naturalist Poll that I created while bored. You know what to do:

  1. Have you ever eaten a cuckoo flower (or any other wildflower)?
  2. Have you ever held a spittle bug on the end of your finger and watched it do the spittle bug dance?
  3. When was the first time you saw a Bald Eagle?
  4. Would you rather be pee’d on by a toad or musked by a garter snake?
  5. Have you ever found an owl pellet in the woods?
  6. Have you ever watched a dragonfly nymph eat a minnow?
  7. Have you ever gone out on the first warm rainy night of spring to watch the salamanders do “it”?
  8. When was the first time you went tent camping?
  9. When was the most memorable time you slept under the stars?
  10. Have you ever stayed up all night to watch a lunar eclipse?
  11. Would you rather go hiking in summer or winter?
  12. When was the last time you lost your shoe in the mud?

I’m gonna put it on Facebook, too…

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5 thoughts on “Goofy Polls

  1. 1. Have you ever eaten a cuckoo flower (or any other wildflower)? I’ve consumed lots of wild flowers, but don’t know what a cuckoo flower is. Favorites for snacking: clover (both sweet and sour varieties), violets, red sumac seeds — I don’t know if they count as flowers.
    2. Have you ever held a spittle bug on the end of your finger and watched it do the spittle bug dance? No.
    3. When was the first time you saw a Bald Eagle? Hmmm.. Juneau, Alaska, early 80s.
    4. Would you rather be pee’d on by a toad or musked by a garter snake? Toad pee. Snake musk is hard to scrub off.
    5. Have you ever found an owl pellet in the woods? No
    6. Have you ever watched a dragonfly nymph eat a minnow? No
    7. Have you ever gone out on the first warm rainy night of spring to watch the salamanders do “it”? Yes!
    8. When was the first time you went tent camping? 5 or 6 yrs old, in the back yard. I awoke in my usual bed, with no recollection of being transported.
    9. When was the most memorable time you slept under the stars? In Yellowstone, atop a camper, swatting bugs and listening to coyotes howl. Also early 80s.
    10. Have you ever stayed up all night to watch a lunar eclipse? Yes
    11. Would you rather go hiking in summer or winter? Spring or fall, actually, before/after bugs.
    12. When was the last time you lost your shoe in the mud? A year or so back when I stepped into quicksand in ASP.

    Les

  2. Good list of questions!

    I remember my first sighting of bald eagle in British Columbia on a whale-watching trip.

    I once stayed up most of the night to identify constellations–never a lunar eclipse.

    I have been peed on by a toad but never musked by a garter snake–didn’t know they did that.

    I have seen salamanders mate most recently at a workshop I attended.

  3. I’ll play:

    Have you ever eaten a cuckoo flower (or any other wildflower)?
    – I don’t know what a cuckoo flower is, but I’ve eaten several others

    Have you ever held a spittle bug on the end of your finger and watched it do the spittle bug dance?
    – nope

    When was the first time you saw a Bald Eagle?
    – in the wild? Just a few years ago, as their range is normally north of home.

    Would you rather be pee’d on by a toad or musked by a garter snake?
    – what, no “both” option?

    Have you ever found an owl pellet in the woods?
    – many times

    Have you ever watched a dragonfly nymph eat a minnow?
    – nope

    Have you ever gone out on the first warm rainy night of spring to watch the salamanders do “it”?
    – nope (not a lot of ‘manders here)

    When was the first time you went tent camping?
    – when I was too young to remember it now

    When was the most memorable time you slept under the stars?
    – all of them!

    Have you ever stayed up all night to watch a lunar eclipse?
    – nope

    Would you rather go hiking in summer or winter?
    – yes

    When was the last time you lost your shoe in the mud?
    – as a child. I tend not to go mud-wading much these days 🙂

  4. You crack me up!! I’m loving this. Well thought out ‘poll’!

    Have you ever eaten a cuckoo flower (or any other wildflower)?
    ~quite often
    Have you ever held a spittle bug on the end of your finger and watched it do the spittle bug dance?
    ~every summer
    When was the first time you saw a Bald Eagle?
    ~this morning
    Would you rather be pee’d on by a toad or musked by a garter snake?
    ~toad
    Have you ever found an owl pellet in the woods?
    ~no, but on a granite headland at the ocean
    Have you ever watched a dragonfly nymph eat a minnow?
    ~never had this opportunity. By the time I’m observing, they’ve apparently already dined.
    Have you ever gone out on the first warm rainy night of spring to watch the salamanders do “it”?
    ~every spring
    When was the first time you went tent camping?
    ~8 years old, with the Girl Scouts
    When was the most memorable time you slept under the stars?
    ~on a barren beach along the Cape Breton coast
    Have you ever stayed up all night to watch a lunar eclipse?
    ~once or twice
    Would you rather go hiking in summer or winter?
    ~I’m a summertime girl, but I’ve been dragged out during the winter a few times, and absolutely loved it
    When was the last time you lost your shoe in the mud?
    ~just last summer in the flats photographing migrating shorebirds

    ~karen

  5. Have you ever eaten a cuckoo flower (or any other wildflower)?
    yes
    Have you ever held a spittle bug on the end of your finger and watched it do the spittle bug dance?
    yes
    When was the first time you saw a Bald Eagle?
    In ohio as an adult
    Would you rather be pee’d on by a toad or musked by a garter snake?
    toad
    Have you ever found an owl pellet in the woods?
    yep
    Have you ever watched a dragonfly nymph eat a minnow?
    not yet
    Have you ever gone out on the first warm rainy night of spring to watch the salamanders do “it”?
    ummm no
    When was the first time you went tent camping?
    when I was a child Mt. Shasta
    When was the most memorable time you slept under the stars?
    when I was 14 lake tahoe, lots of times since, but that time really
    stands out
    Have you ever stayed up all night to watch a lunar eclipse?
    oh yes
    Would you rather go hiking in summer or winter?
    summer by a hair
    When was the last time you lost your shoe in the mud?
    last week 🙂

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